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Fingerpicking Curriculum Description

– The importance of using a guitar strap
– The string and number names
– Important parts of the guitar
– How to pull a string
– Tuning your guitar
– Alternate rest stroke
– Warm up exercise
– 1st fingerpick use Em chord
– Then Em/9 chord

– Reviewing Em, Em/9 and other Em chords
– Playing arpeggio number one with the metronome
– Learning the Am and Am6 and Am7 chords
– Combining the Em, Em/9, Em, Am, Am6, Am7, Am6 chords with the metronome
– Proper technique for playing end chords
– How to increase your speed or tempo on the guitar

– Why use a footrest
– Why use a guitar strap
– Review of chords and warm up exercises from previous videos
– New chords using fingerpick style
– New chords: Am, Dm, Em.
– Also C to G6 chords
– How to read chord charts to learn your favorite songs!
– How to play natural harmonics

– Reviewing chords and natural harmonics from previous video
– New voicing?s of Am, Dm, Em, C and G6 chords

– Review chords from previous videos
– Playing chord progression with me using a metronome at different tempos
– New chords with alternate bass pattern
– Am, Dm and Em,
– New chord progression with metronome at various speeds

– Important practice tips for maximum advancement!
– New pedal tone technique using Am and Dm chords
– Playing properly with metronome at various speeds

– Reviewing Am and Dm using new pedal tone note technique!
– New chords: C major, D minor, E minor,
– F major, G major, A minor, B diminished
– Great new finger picking pattern combined with pedal tone technique

– Reviewing new pedal note finger pick with a metronome!
– Learning to change chords smoothly
– Applying new pedal note finger pick with new chords
– C major, D minor and E minor
– New progression with metronome at different tempos

– Reviewing chords from previous video and the pedal note/tone finger pick
– Applying new pedal note finger pick with new chords
– F major, G major, Am chord and B diminished chords
– Memorize C major scale on fretboard

– Reviewing chords from previous video and the pedal note finger pick.
– C, Dm, Em, F, G, Am, Bdim
– Playing the C major scale in the open position
– Memorizing the major scale family of chords with the Roman Numeral numbers
– New progression I //// vi //// in C major scale
– Combining the pedal note/tone technique with strumming
– Using quarter and eighth notes together
– New progression: C //// Am //// F //// G //// I //// vi //// IV //// V ////
– Understanding how songs are written on the internet
– New progression with a metronome

– Review of previous video chords: C, Am F and G major
– New fingerpick
– New progression with a metronome
– Combining C major scale notes with C major chords
– F major chord with new fingering

– How to do chords substitution
– New chord progression
– C, Em, Dm and G7
– Combining new chords with C major scale notes
– New progression with metronome

– Reviewing previous videos chords with a metronome
– More chords substitutions!
– New chords!
– How to strengthen your 4th or pinky finger
– New chord progression with substitution chords
– New progression with metronome

– Reviewing previous videos chords with a metronome
– New progression combined with C major scale notes!
– New progression with metronome

– Reviewing previous videos chords with metronome
– More improvement tips
– New chord progression
– Hand stretch review
– Chord progression filmed from behind the guitar neck
– New progression with metronome

– Reviewing previous videos chords with a metronome
– New fingerpick with a new progression
– New progression with a metronome
– Hit song progression combined with your fingerpicks!

– New hit song ?House of the Rising Sun?
– Understanding music theory
– New chord E major
– Ways to build your confidence
– What arrangement means
– More common chord substitutions
– Practice tips

– ?House of the Rising Sun? Part II
– Understanding how this song is taken from the C major Scale
– Combining C major scale notes with song
– How to count as you play
– How the song ?House of the Rising Sun? is played viewed from many camera angles for maximum clarity in memorizing and performing

– ?House of the Rising Sun? Part III
– ?House of the Rising Sun? with a metronome
– Playing a song with a new fingerpick
– How to tap your foot as you play ?House of the Rising Sun?
– How the song ?House of the Rising Sun? is played viewed from many camera angles for maximum clarity in memorizing and performing
– How to place your thumb behind the guitar neck properly for maximum strength and speed
– In-depth explanation of how to hammer on

– ?House of the Rising Sun? Part IV
– ?House of the Rising Sun? with metronome
– Learning ?House of the Rising Sun? in various new keys!
– Understanding the family of chords for D major,
– Eb major, F major, G major and Ab major.
– Combining different fingerpicks and transposing to new keys!